The projects are part of the compensation for the widening of Makerere Hill Road, which was constructed with funding from the Second Kampala Institution Infrastructural Development Project (KIIDP II).
PIC: Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe posing for a picture with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Jennifer Musisi in front of the university main gate. This was during the launch of the gate in Kampala on October 31. (Photo by Lawrence Mulondo).
KAMPALA - The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Musisi on Wednesday handed over nine roads, the university main gate and a three-storeyed main building to Makerere College School.
The projects are part of the compensation for the widening of Makerere Hill Road which was constructed with funding from the second Kampala Institution Infrastructural Development Project (KIIDP II).
The project inside and outside the university and Makerere College came after a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties as part of a compensation of land encroached upon by the contractor during the widening and lighting of the roads .
The back view of the new Makerere University gate that was commissioned. (Photo by Lawrence Mulondo).
During the hand over ceremony Musisi told the administration of Makerere University that they should mobilise the university alumni to improve on the university facilities.
"Before you ask for assistance ask yourself what can I do to make a difference the challenge is with us," she told the gathering which included the Kawempe Mayor, Emmauel Serunjogi, the university council and students.
Musisi said," For the seven years that I have been working with KCCA I realised that we as Ugandans have capacity to change the city."
She challenged the institutions to take care of the facilities and maintain them.
The Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe said this is the biggest achievement for the university in the past 15 years.
"Kampala has changed and if anybody has not noticed then they are visually illiterate, there has been a difference at this university from the last 15 years, Nawangwe said before appreciating Musisi and her team.
People walking on one of the walkways that were put at Makerere University Kampala by KCCA. (Photo by Lawrence Mulondo).
He said the university used to have new blocks constructed but the roads and gate were in bad shape, he added that this biggest infrastructure that the university has achieved.
The sh 6.9b project included rehabilitation of nine roads, paving walkways. Lighting university streets, construction of a perimeter wall, construction of a three-storyed main block at Makerere College School and renovation of Makerere University Hospital.